My JS Story Alex Russel
On this week's episode of My JS Story, Charles Max Wood interviews Alex Russel. Alex is a software engineer on the Chrome team. He focuses on designing new features and running their standards work. He appeared as a guest on episode 87, where he talked about TC39. Tune in to his story!
Alex had access to a computer as a child. His father was a mechanical engineer who always had a computer. But, it was only when he reached high school that he got interested with it.
Not Too Bad
Back then, CSS was still new. He saw the start of a couple of things in programming. Looking back, he remembers the page would reload from scratch every time they resize the browser window.
Past and Present Days
The community found each other in the web, and started comparing their works. It was a community of those who made the first generation of libraries.
Now, Alex commends the quality of dev tools and the consistency between implementations. In the past, they had to spend a lot of time just to navigate through things. There were no console tools to begin with.
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Charles: Thanks to collaborations in the dev community